The UAE has been witnessing some intense rain in the past 2 days, and today the rain just took a whole new level to the extent that schools and universities closed for today and tomorrow. In Abu Dhabi, the rain was heavy since yesterday, water levels in the roads are getting relatively high that it affects driving, and with additional storms there, roads are regularly blocked by fallen trees.
Setting all this scenery in your mind, here is what this brought along with it, it brought humanity and true nationalism. True nationalism to me is to go out of your way to do things that make living on this land a better experience for the other citizens, residents as well as yourself.
Here are some examples:
Guys in Abu Dhabi stopping by to remove the trees blocking the road in these two videos:
There was another video that I can’t find of a guy in one of the areas with high levels of water, who hopped into a supermarket cart and was trying to paddle his way through, and after a minute of suffering, other two strangers, came for the rescue, walked all the way till the water reached their knees and they pushed the cart to where he needed to reach.
Those little gestures of humanity and nationalism, we may seem them frequently if we’re lucky, but to see them in such crises is always heartwarming.